For use with Hu-Friedy's Cleaning Monitors in ultrasonic baths or washer/disinfectors.
Hu-Friedy Cleaning Monitors are used for monitoring the efficiency of the cleaning process in washer-disinfectors and ultrasonic cleaners. The system consists of equipment specific monitor strips and a reusable holder. The monitor strips contain a test soil that mimics the presence of blood and tissue that may be found on an instrument after use. Full removal the test soil from the strip indicates an effective cleaning process.
How it works:
Insert single use Cleaning Monitor strip into the holder
Review results of Cleaning Monitor to determine if adjustments to process are needed
The test/strip holder keeps the cleaning monitor in place in order to provide an accurate result. In the case of the washer-disinfector monitor, it mimics a hinged instrument and measures the water impingement and removal of soil.
Cleaning dental instruments is the first and very critical step in processing them for reuse. If debris is not removed from instruments, the sterilization process will not be effective since the steam or chemical vapor in a heat sterilizer must contact the instrument surface.